Fay H. Sellers


Fay H. Sellers


John Muir


[2]in existance. And how could you imagine I had gone to Chicago, without saying "good-bye" to you. I was too ill to go, and now I'm just going to drift, make no plans for the future, but try to work out the problem of happiness - and to work out my freedom from everything that makes me unhappy - I may find the step that may take[1]Pasadena Jan 11 - 14Dear friend Mr. Muir:Your letter just received is the only one since September third, over four months ago. The letter of that date I answered, and could not understand why no reply came from you. Finally I came to the conclusion that you had forgotten there was such a person as Fay Sellers05674

[3]me into the kingdom of contentment. I'm so glad to hear Helen is well, and wish she were living in Los Angeles again. Then, when you went to visit her, you might find your way to Pasadena. Now you are so engaged with your Alaska book, I fear you will not leave it until it is finished. You say you wish you could send me something that I would care to have, and ask me to tell you if I can think of anything. I cannot just now dear friend, but when the Alaska book is published - I will care very much, for that. Now don't forget again. Bless you, and thank you for all your good wishes. You may rest assured my heartiest and kindliest good wishes are yours, and for you, always.Your most sincere and faithful friend.Fay H. Sellers


Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Jan 11


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0057

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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